- Aug 25, 2019
We have to stop with these short term signings, the guy is clearly finished. From now on a policy of not signing players over the age of 28 should be introduced.
Didn't he miss abouut 6 games through suspension? How many more should he have missed through rotation?The lack of rotation last season is coming back to bite us in the ass this season. No way these guys should have played that many games in a mid-season World cup season.
Can’t be many of them enjoying this season, it’s been a disaster. Whether that’s enough to make him want to leave is anyone’s guess. Could be that he feels like he can’t cope with the demands physically anymore, he’s got nothing left to prove in the game.
It's not about being fickle. A critcal player can still be projected to be replacedAmazing how fickle fans are isn't it.
He's gone from such a critical player, that many would give him being out as the reason we'd lose, to now needing a "proper" midfielder.
Can't make it up
A lot can change very quickly. It’s probably toxic in the dressing room. Somethings not right. Varane apparently wants to leave now Casemiro… and they was the 2 players saying they loved it here.
Not for a complete team it isn't but for a team that needs improvements across the whole team, buying players in that age bracket mean you have to replace them in a couple of seasons.Age isn't the main issue at all. We also have bought many young and expensive players with very little to no success
Two players with a lot in common though… wouldn’t be arsed if we sold both of them.A lot can change very quickly. It’s probably toxic in the dressing room. Somethings not right. Varane apparently wants to leave now Casemiro… and they was the 2 players saying they loved it here.
He’s been like this since he joined, some great games but too often plays like he’s in a testimonial.Wouldn’t surprise me if there’s been a disagreement with the manager. Always seems to just do what he wants on the pitch with at times, total disregard for his actual role as a DM.
I'd say it's the same principle with the likes of Antony and Sancho for different reasons. The only upside is that their age could be help fetch some money for them otherwise the general principle still applies. We have always loved our age fixation on the cafNot for a complete team it isn't but for a team that needs improvements across the whole team, buying players in that age bracket mean you have to replace them in a couple of seasons.
When we bought RVP he was the final piece, signing Kane last summer would not have been the same situation and we'd only have to sign his (younger) replacement next summer anyway, but that probably wouldn't have happened because Ten Hag will want a RB for £50m instead most likely. Then we're stuck with ageing players who we can't rest because the drop off between them and the reserves is just too big.
Casemiro is the same situation, we got a good 12 months out of him, ran him into the ground, he also can't be arsed because he's too old for this shit. For the time being, until we're in a place where we're challenging for honours and have great young players across the team, signing older players doesn't help us one bit with squad building.
Personally I thought he looked absolutely delighted at Wembley when we won the league cup.He won everything a player could win with Madrid, at this point he probably knows his legs have a couple more years left in them, may as well make as much money as he can. Probably doesn't get up on winning just a League Cup when hes won the Champions League multiple times
I think this is a good point and very valid. I know he said he came here for the challenge but I dont think he quite expected it to be this badI’d say us getting embarrassed in the CL, Varane also wanting to leave plus the realisation that the PL is physically taxing and lastly that we aren’t winning anything anytime soon. You need to be in your prime to play aggressively enough to make a real difference over multiple seasons here. He’s been our best midfielder by a mile for years but he’s on the way down and his wages could fund at least 2 players on the way up. Sell in the summer not now unless he’s being problematic behind the scenes. I’d be prepared to write this season off and use Mainoo and Hannibal more and then go shopping for young replacements for Casemiro and Varane in the summer.
No punts like Pellistri for the first team for a year or two. Rasmus level talents around the same age ready to play. Onana looks interesting if he’s of the right personality. No slackers like Sancho or people with really messy private lives if at all possible. Maximum effort as a bare minimum. We will be in much better shape long term.
It's not if you get the recruitment right though. Our issue is that we trust the manager too much to sign any players they want to sign without knowing if they have what it takes to play for United, that's not age related. The reality is age is definitely on their side and they could have been United regulars for 8 years or more if they were up to it, which massively eases the burden on the squad building and recruitment team.I'd say it's the same principle with the likes of Antony and Sancho for different reasons. The only upside is that their age could be help fetch some money for them otherwise the general principle still applies. We have always loved our age fixation on the caf
We should get rid while he still has some value. There's no point in keeping him for the sake of it when he's clearly not got the legs to play this much in the PL.Certainly hope this isn’t true. We don’t have the season we had last year without him, as this season is proving!